Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Iynx

In Greek mythology, Iynx was described as daughter of Pan and either Peitho or Echo. Iynx invented the magical love-charm known as the iynx. Iynx used her enchantments to make Zeus fall in love with her or, in some versions, with the nymph Io. Hera was furious and transformed her into a bird called Iynx.
Iynx


                                     According to other version, Iynx was described as daughter of  Pierus. Iynx and her sisters had presumed to enter into a musical contest with the Muses, she was changed into the bird iynx. This bird, the symbol of passionate and restless love, was given by Aphrodite to Jason, who, by turning it round and pronouncing certain magic words, excited the love of Medea.

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